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  • Churches, individuals rally to pray, help minister who lost wife in fire

    A devastating Christmas Eve fire killed a North Carolina minister’s wife. Sarah Fogarty Beddingfield, 68, of Lillington, died Dec. 25 after a Christmas tree fire. Her husband, Ed Beddingfield, has been pastor at Memorial Baptist Church in Buies Creek since 2015. The church is a Cooperative Baptist Fellowship church.

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  • Christians killed globally for faith at Christmas

    January 4 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Christians killed globally for faith at Christmas

    The deaths of nearly 150 Christians have been reported in targeted attacks on religious minorities in Nigeria, Cairo and India during the 2017 Christmas season, according to various reports from religious liberty advocates and news agencies. Among the latest attacks, unidentified assailants killed Christians leaving a midnight New Year’s Eve service.

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  • Top North Carolina Baptist stories of 2017

    December 27 2017 by Biblical Recorder and BSC Staff | with 0 comments
    Top North Carolina Baptist stories of 2017

    Biblical Recorder and convention communications staff have collected briefs of the most significant stories of 2017 related to the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, including a “Resolution Denouncing Racism” adopted at the annual meeting and the celebration of a record year in missions giving.

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  • Holiday grief confronts Sutherland Springs, Las Vegas

    December 22 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Holiday grief confronts Sutherland Springs, Las Vegas

    Some churches long have held special Christmas services to acknowledge the pain and loss many people feel surrounding the holidays. But in Sutherland Springs, Texas, and Las Vegas, sadness and grief are particularly intense this year for those impacted by two senseless tragedies.

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  • Point of Grace partners with LifeWay for new albums

    December 21 2017 by LifeWay communications staff | with 0 comments
    Point of Grace partners with LifeWay for new albums

    Grammy-nominated singing trio Point of Grace has partnered with LifeWay Worship to release a new album and will soon begin work on a second. “Sing Noël,” Point of Grace’s first album with LifeWay, features 10 new arrangements of beloved carols and Christmas favorites.

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  • Nazareth mayor: Christmas events not canceled

    December 19 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Nazareth mayor: Christmas events not canceled

    Israeli Arab officials in Nazareth, Jesus’ hometown where an angel announced His incarnation to the virgin Mary, have walked back statements that Christmas celebrations there would be canceled to protest U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

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  • Pew: Christmas celebrations, beliefs less religious

    December 14 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Pew: Christmas celebrations, beliefs less religious

    Most Americans believe society is increasingly abandoning the religious aspects of Christmas, according to new Pew Research Center findings, but most Americans are not troubled by the trend. While 56 percent of U.S. adults identified such a trend, a quarter of that group said the trend doesn’t bother them.

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  • Hark! Skipping Christmas carol verses discouraged

    December 5 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Hark! Skipping Christmas carol verses discouraged

    As worship pastor Andrew Lucius selects songs for Christmas worship, he is considering specific needs in the Georgia congregation he serves. Among his conclusions: singing only the first verse of familiar carols could leave worshipers spiritually malnourished.

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  • 100-year-old seamstress makes dresses to pack in shoeboxes

    October 16 2017 by Samaritan’s Purse | with 0 comments
    100-year-old seamstress makes dresses to pack in shoeboxes

    100-year-old Eva Bossenberger is making dresses that will soon be packed in shoeboxes and distributed to little girls across the world who need to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ. 

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  • Platt: How giving in your church resounds God’s glory

    December 1 2016 by David Platt, SBC Life | with 0 comments
    Platt: How giving in your church resounds God’s glory

    If you are reading this article, you are likely a part of one of more than 46,000 churches the International Mission Board partners with to spread the gospel around the world. God’s Word shows us why giving together like that makes sense – and how giving in your church is resounding around the world.

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  • Our Lottie Moon story

    March 24 2016 by BR staff | with 0 comments
    Our Lottie Moon story

    The Biblical Recorder is sharing some of the stories about the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering from churches across the state. The money raised goes to support the International Mission Board and its missionaries around the globe. This list represents the five churches that have members on the IMB Board of Trustees.

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  • Our Lottie Moon story

    February 9 2016 by BR staff | with 1 comments
    Our Lottie Moon story

    The Biblical Recorder is sharing some of the stories about the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering from churches across the state. The money raised goes to support the International Mission Board and its missionaries around the globe. See what four N.C. churches have to say.

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  • Christmas ban no surprise, Somali Christians say

    January 7 2016 by Morning Star News | with 0 comments
    Christmas ban no surprise, Somali Christians say

    The Somali government on Dec. 22 announced a ban on Christmas and New Year’s Day celebrations, with Mohamed Khayrow, director general of Somalia’s Ministry of Religious Affairs, saying they “could damage the faith of the Muslim community.” Most Somalis use an Islamic calendar that does not recognize Jan. 1 ...

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  • Kids ‘Cwismus’ story video goes viral

    December 23 2015 by Erin Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Kids ‘Cwismus’ story video goes viral

    A video of kids telling the Christmas story produced by a Texas church has gone viral, reaching audiences globally since it was posted online. “A Movie on Cwismus,” produced at Mobberly Baptist Church in Longview, Texas, has been viewed more than a million times and has logged more than 30,000 shares on Facebook.

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  • Family gives father ‘highlight of Christmas’

    December 22 2015 by Kate Gregory, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Family gives father ‘highlight of Christmas’

    The Quinn family had agreed not to give each other any large presents last Christmas so they could send their father, Breese, on a mission trip to Mexico. So on Christmas morning when Breese saw his two children smiling at him as they stood beside a big wrapped present, he thought they had reneged on their pact.

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